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holiday trees instead. >> i am going to guess father john religion contributor has thoughts on this. >> am i angry, am i upset? >> i am not feeling angry from you. >> the reason i am not angry is? th that yes, i think it's silly. it's out of place for people to dedicate so much energy to try to get rid of christmas scenes like this. the good news is when christianity has been persecuted, when it has been outlawed, when people have died for their faith, it hasn't gone away. everybody has an opportunity to make sure their faith does not go away in this christmas season. to live that faith as a family, as a community. what should we do about these i think very small percentage of people who are working to try to get rid of these public expressions of faith? i think we should speak up. that's why i am doing it. that's why i think it's important we have these stories to show what they are trying to do without losing the peace. if our christmas is going to be all about getting a upset at people trying to take away christmas that's silly too. >>s are mu rasmussen did a poll how people say happy h
research on this point. it turns out the biggest recipients is religion and religious organization. i myself give as much as i can. we built a catholic church, for heaven's sake in connecticut. it's pretty rare these days to build churches, most people are tearing them down. my point is people bhor giving to religious operations are not doing it because of the charitable deduction. they are doing it from the heart. >> well, you've got to understand, the point that was -- those organization are -- let's be clear about where this money goes. it goes through organizations who serve vulnerable peeble. we have 46 million people in poverty, a number of people struggling, why does is it ever make sense to reduce the incentive to help those individuals? >> i want to help them. that's not the issue. the issue is how to help. i think what lenny is saying, if you have an economy that is prospering and growing and creating wealth, then the people who have more resources to pony up for all these very, very good -- >> but larry, we don't have that economy. >> it isn't about -- i understand that, bu
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. religion in schools. you know, they just felt like, look, we can't fight. this we have just got to put the nativity scene away and not have to deal with defending ourselves in courts for the next 50,000 years. >> here is what brendan jones the principal who you said let's do. this in an attempt to be fair to everyone, decided not put the nativity scene out on campus. it was the school's principal. >> should they fight this in court? schools clearly don't have the money to do. so should they stand on principal or should they give in to these people who are making a war out of things that have been going on for decades there? >> whether you think there is a war or not. these people really have no other option. they are not going to be fighting this in the courts. it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to do that. >> or get their funding pulled as a result of it? >> exactly. >> let us know what you think friends friends@foxnews.com. twitter on ff weekend. coming up on the show. gitmo detainees coming to america? some want to house them in u.s. prisons but should that even be an option
in any way is an establishment of religion. there is no officially supported secretary or denomination in the manner, this is not in any way an endorsement of any particular religion or any religious denomination. in short the first amendment as originally written had nothing to do with the city sign. indeed, for the first 175 years of our constitutional history, no one would have read the first amendment in this way. they would have -- any way that would have prevented this seal or sign. mr. speaker, in this very room in which i stand, this very chamber, right over my right-hand shoulder is a sign that says in god we trust. the rotunda in the capitol, a chapel that's been in use since 1955 as a place where members go to pray for divine guidance in debating the issues of the day. a stained glass window there shows president george washington kneeling in prayer and the words of saum 16:1 surround him, preserve me, o god, for in thee i put my trust. and the holy bible rests on that altar. i'll grant you, the first amendment has been badly interpreted by the u.s. supreme court, and the 10
told "good morning america" he's been denied roles because of his religion. >> is it possible to be successful in hollywood and be an outspoken christian? >> sure doesn't seem like it now does it? >> reporter: jones isn't expected back on the "two and a half men" set until next year. because his character has joined the military. rob, paula. e! online reporting he will exit the show after season ten. the thing, cbs has not ordered the show for an 11th season. you don't know what his future is or for that matter what the future of the show. unless they do this spin off. >> "two and a half weirdos" that's what it should say. that's all i got. >> schnabel. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades >>> this morning on "world news now" -- soaking storms. northern california and the pacific northwest brace for flooding downpours, gusty winds and anxiety from mother nature. >> the coast is getting hit by one storm after another after another from a so-called pineapple express. it is thursday, november 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is
. that was on the cover. this month, "newsweek" dies. the church will keep going. >> how do you define your religion? 60% say religious, it kleined. >> i'm sure that's true. >> does that bother you? >> no because the culture of christianity is dying. true christianity is not. a lot of people particularly in the south you go to business because it's good for your business. they weren't christians in the first place. there was a question or result that came out and said protestants have dropped precipitously in america. of course they have. nobody uses that term anymore. it's like saying the number of pilgrims has drop ped precipitously in america. it's not a term used anymore. >> we almost voted in a mormon president. >> yeah. >> what if america were to vote in an atheist president or muslim president, do you think that's going to happen? >> could be. >> what would happen first? >> significant difference in this election. historically, since jimmy carter, america has voted presidents who claim to be, quote, born again, whether liberal or conservative. every single president since carter claimed to be, qu
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